About this book
This is the 4th edition of the highly acclaimed monograph on Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics, a theory that goes beyond the classical theory of irreversible processes. In contrast to the classical approach, the basic variables describing the system are complemented by non-equilibrium quantities. The claims made for extended thermodynamics are confirmed by the kinetic theory of gases and statistical mechanics. The book covers a wide spectrum of applications, and also contains a thorough discussion of the foundations and the scope of the current theories on non-equilibrium thermodynamics.
For this new edition, the authors critically revised existing material while taking into account the most recent developments in fast moving fields such as heat transport in micro- and nanosystems or fast solidification fronts in materials sciences. Several fundamental chapters have been revisited emphasizing physics and applications over mathematical derivations.
Also, fundamental questions on the definition of non-equilibrium temperature, entropy, fluctuations of fluxes and boundary conditions are revisited and presented in a modern way.
Detailed solutions for more than 130 problem sets presented in this book, as well as a wide bibliography on extended irreversible thermodynamics are accessible at the http://telemaco.uab.es site.
- Book Title Extended Irreversible Thermodynamics
- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-3074-0
- Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
- Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
- eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy Physics and Astronomy (R0)
- Hardcover ISBN 978-90-481-3073-3
- Softcover ISBN 978-94-007-9121-3
- eBook ISBN 978-90-481-3074-0
- Edition Number 4
- Number of Pages XVIII, 483
- Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
Engineering Thermodynamics, Heat and Mass Transfer
Soft and Granular Matter, Complex Fluids and Microfluidics
Statistical Physics and Dynamical Systems
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From the reviews of the third edition:
"This is an excellent monograph presenting comprehensively the state-of-art in one of the fast developing branches of non-equilibrium thermodynamics. The name of the theory emphasizes the main idea exploiting in the description on non-equilibrium states, namely, the extension of classical thermodynamic state space by means of additional independent variables, such as heat flux, entropy flux, and so on. … Three parts of the book include the general theory, microscopic foundation, and selected applications. … recommended for using in advanced courses for graduate students." (Arkadi Berezovski, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 974, 2001)
"The book is an excellent introduction to the subject on which "several hundred'' papers have been published by many groups during the twenty years or so of its existence."
(P.T.Landsberg, Southampton, Zbl 0785.73002)